Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C Street, S. W., Washington, D. C. 20472
Telephone No. (202) 646-6400 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the central agency within the Federal Government for emergency planning preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
Working closely with state and local governments, the Agency funds emergency programs, offers technical guidance and training, and deploys Federal resources in times of catastrophic disaster. These coordinated activities ensure a broad-based program to protect life and property and provide recovery assistance after a disaster.
Executive Order 12127 of March 31, 1979 established FEMA, consolidating the Nation’s emergency-related programs. It is an independent agency of the U. S. Federal Government.
The following material was condensed and edited from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway™ site.
FEMA Webmaster: email@example.com
FAQ's covers E-mail addresses, ordering publications, and much more.
Alphabetical Index searchable subject index of FEMA.
Help For Our Visitors if you are having trouble viewing their site, FEMA offers suggestion. Further, this location provides a subject index.
FEMA News Desk disaster news, current topics, FEMA activities, etc.
Emergencies and Disasters - Fedlaw legislation addressing such concerns.
American Red Cross planning, preparing, and responding to disasters.
Distaster News Network contains human interest articles from disaster sites in the U. S. and U. S. territories.
Storm Watch tropical storm watch--with an accent on communities.
Project Impact is about building disaster resistant communities.
Disaster Finder extensive disaster and emergency information resource provided by NASA.
Maps analyse and visualize hazards--review past disasters via maps etc.
FEMA - Animals and Emergencies helping pets during emergencies.
Freedom of Information Requests: Office of General Counsel, Phone 202-646-3840.
Partners listing of other organizations that FEMA works with.
FEMA - Business and Finance discusses the use of Information Technology as an emergency management resource.
FEMA - Higher Education readings in emergency management.
FEMA is the lead agency on national catastrophes and marshals resources in response---a surprising amount of ongoing preparation goes into this effort.
Special Note: Many other federal organizations have particular responsibilities when disaster strikes--Small Business Administration (loans), General Services Administration (rapid response support and supply functions), Department of Agriculture (food safety, conservation, loans, and education), The U. S. National Response Team (oil and hazardous substances response), U.S. Department of the Treasury (replacement of certain Federal financial instruments), etc. Some of the Internet addresses for these agencies’ disaster assistance programs are noted below---under "Other Federal Disaster Assistance Agencies."
Winter Storms Update Center connects to storm reporting locations.
Tropical Storm Watch weather advisories, weather reports, etc.
El Nino Loss Reduction Center professional assists with this controversial weather happening.
FEMA for Kids learning about weather.
Yahooligans amounts to a parental assist in explaining storms and other weather disturbances to children.
Project Impact opportunity for communities to plan and avoid disasters.
FEMA - Mitigation explains the value of taking actions that anticipate possible disasters to reduce risks.
Disaster Preparation study, training, and practice to combat disasters.
National Flood Insurance Program distributes maps and materials to a broad range of customers (government, insurance providers, real estate appraisers, etc.) in order to inform them as to assessed flood risk data (for flood insurance purposes) in 20,400 communities nationwide.
Fire Prevention and Training
Other Federal Disaster Assistance Agencies
The U.S. National Response Team multi-agency technology response to chemical spills.
Global Emergency Management System (GEMS) has worldwide listings, USENET newsgroups, research and development, etc.
U.S.A. Global Emergency Management Information Network Initiative program to respond to natural disasters.
Emergency Preparedness Information Xchange (EPIX) international organizations that are involved in ongoing emergency activities.
U. S. Business Advisor doing business with the government and much more.
CBD Net key federal contracting publication.
Metropolitan Washington Winter Storm Travel Guide air quality, snow, etc.
AlertNet gives disaster workers a free source of information and means of communication to speed their responses to catastrophes worldwide.